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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:43 AM

FOX Analyst Gets One Right: GOP ‘Looked Like Weenies’ During Clinton’s Benghazi Hearings

Says GOP ‘Looked Like Weenies’ During Clinton’s Benghazi Hearings
By Ben Armbruster on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton forcefully pushed back against Republican theatrics during yesterday Capitol Hill hearings on the Benghazi attacks, compelling conservatives and right-wing media to — predictably — demonize her.

But one right-wing pundit saw it a bit differently. Fox News military analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (ret.) — who has certainly not been known for his affection for progressives and liberalism — praised Clinton’s performance. “I came away with deeper respect for Hillary Clinton’s bureaucratic lawyerly brilliance,” Peters said. “I mean she was just tough and good and the Republicans looked like weenies:

PETERS: Hillary mops floor with congressmen and senators. She was as James Rosen pointed out, she was prepared. She had it down. She had answers — anticipatory answers ready.

And the congressmen and senators didn’t do their homework. They made speeches again as James Rosen pointed out. They — their questions were ill focused. They went down the red herring road with Susan Rice as you pointed out.

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/01/24/1490341/peters-clinton-gop-weenies/




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Reply FOX Analyst Gets One Right: GOP ‘Looked Like Weenies’ During Clinton’s Benghazi Hearings (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
JoeBlowToo Jan 2013 #1
Berlum Jan 2013 #6
appleannie1 Jan 2013 #2
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #3
zeemike Jan 2013 #8
tblue37 Jan 2013 #9
zeemike Jan 2013 #19
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #12
zeemike Jan 2013 #18
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #14
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #21
dballance Jan 2013 #4
tblue37 Jan 2013 #11
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hrmjustin Jan 2013 #10
butterfly77 Jan 2013 #13
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BainsBane Jan 2013 #17
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #22
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:49 AM

1. Their questions were ill focused because there is nothing to focus on...

 

while he characterizes the Republicans correctly he still believes that there is something to "focus" on here. The bottom line is there is nothing to focus on and they are trying to draw this out until it seems like there is substance. The have failed and they should just slink away with tails between their legs.

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Response to JoeBlowToo (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:02 AM

6. +1 for calling out the Republican nothing burger

Repubbies have made a Grand Faloon out of Benghaszi and themselves - there is nothing there there. What a classic crass nothingburger.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:49 AM

2. They looked like playground bullies in grade school. They were throwing

all kinds of shit hoping something would stick. The only thing it stuck to was their own faces.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:54 AM

3. Ralph Peters is rightwing?

 

Then how does he explain his novel Red Army, a book quite sympathetic to a successful Soviet invasion of what was then West Germany?

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:10 PM

8. A novel about Russia invading West Germany?

Last edited Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:24 PM - Edit history (1)

And that proves he is a commie sympathizer and so must be a liberal?...you do know that novels are fiction don't you?

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Response to zeemike (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:26 PM

9. ?? I assume that's a typo. Novels are fiction--not "non fiction." nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:22 PM

19. Yes I will correct that.

sometimes my mind don't know what my fingers are saying.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:30 PM

12. Actually, novels are Fiction (please review your post)

 

And I am merely suggesting that, if Mr Peters wishes to posture as a rightist FOX commentator, he might wish to explain the following: http://www.allreaders.com/topics/info_13964.asp

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:21 PM

18. Oops....sorry about that.

I will edit it.
But you present a book review as your proof?...Really?
Is it because of this?
"The real achievement of this novel is how Peters manage to portray the enemy as believable, fully fleshed out human individuals"
Again is that because he is liberal?...and a conservative would never do that?....well you might be right.

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:38 PM

14. Have you ever listened to him on Fox News?

There is no war he's not ready (for you) to fight.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:32 PM

21. What should be asked about him is who all pays his salary.

Wanna guess that he is meshed in with the military complex?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:58 AM

4. If The Repugs Were Smart (which, of course, they're not) They'd Let This be the End of It.

McCain and Rand Paul most probably helped add a few points to Hilary's approval rating given their attempted hatchet job speeches before their lame questions. I didn't have the stomach to watch the House committee hearing after having watched the Senate. So I don't know who on that committee probably made a total ass out of themselves like McCain and Rand Paul.

The best thing the Republicans could do for themselves now on this issue is to declare congressional hearings, etc. done. There is no there, there on this issue. They didn't ask any questions to bring to light any new information and I didn't hear any new information being imparted.

McCain just proved he's still bitter and Rand Paul just displayed what a smarmy little bastard he is. If KY returns him to the Senate in 2014 they should be ashamed.

Republicans are just making themselves more and more unpopular with witch hunts like this.

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:29 PM

11. They are performing for their wingnut base, and

from the reactions of most RW pundits, their performance has been well-received by their target audience. Most of them (Rand Paul excluded) are not aiming at a national election, so keeping their base happing is all they care about. Rand Paul is too stupid to realize that his behavior is not the sort of thing that will win him a wide following in a national election.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:02 AM

5. Sec. Clinton overpowered the room.

 

And made most people question internally why weak men like Johnson and Paul are biting at her ankles.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:39 PM

7. kick

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:28 PM

10. It was just plain obvious that she walked all over them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:36 PM

13. Didn't that hearing cost money?

"WE GOT TO CUT THE SPENDING!" The GOP waste money on nonsense but want to cut money where it is really needed for people to survive. Assholes!

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Response to butterfly77 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:42 PM

27. hear here!

Blowing taxpayers' money (and I do mean "blow") on their outraged "innocence wronged" charades while trying to steal it from the safety nets that protect people.

It's evil. Pure craven evil.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:43 PM

15. She should have started the discussion/attack with, "Proceed gentlemen!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:12 PM

16. The Republicans proving once again how out of touch they are.

They wanted their pound of flesh, but unfortunately for them, the person they confronted was Hillary. She could have taken them all at once and not break a sweat. She's been dealing with these "weenies" for over 20 years.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:21 PM

17. they didn't bother to familiarize themselves with the report

Secretary Clinton kept telling them to read the ARB because it was obvious they hadn't bothered.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:33 PM

22. And Kerry made a point of getting it on the record with Johnson from Wisconsin.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:30 PM

20. What I saw of the hearings yesterday they were asking pure FOX news based questions

Which would mean that FOX snooze is also nothing but a bunch of ill focused weenies, correct?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:21 PM

23. I like that...."weenies" LOL

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:52 PM

24. THANK YOU LT COL PETERS

for having enough honor to call it as you see it

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:21 PM

25. They ALWAYS look like that

 

and they get worse daily

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:50 PM

26. "Looked like" implies ", but are not"

I would have replaced "looked like" with "were" or "are"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:08 AM

28. Even a stopped clock is correct twice a day!

I know that Fox Sucks, but even they can get one or two correct once in a while.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:22 AM

29. The GOP have beat this dead horse to a pulp.

There is no scandal there no matter how hard they try create one. Not just weenies.. they also look like desperate partisan fools.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:31 PM

30. They belong at Weenie Hut

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